Our Network Members

Global Ties U.S. leads the country’s largest and oldest citizen diplomacy network of nonprofit organizations, with 80+ members implementing exchange programs in all 50 U.S. states.

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Arizona

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Embracing Diplomacy Through Cultural Heritage
Cultivating Global Perspectives Through Educational Exchanges
Bringing Mindfulness to the Media Through Exchange
Contributing to Civic and Social Justice Through Exchange

California

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How Citizen Diplomacy Shapes the World
45 Years of People-to-People Exchanges
Empowering People through Policy and IVLP Exchanges
Career Connections San Francisco: Empowering ExchangeAlumni through Technology and Entrepreneurship

Colorado

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Exploring Digital Frontiers Through Technology Exchanges 
Engaging Youth and Building the Leaders of Tomorrow
IVLP Explores Transparency and Accountability in Government in U.S. and Abroad
Global Ties Network Facilitates Discussions Surrounding Sustainability

Florida

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Crafting Community Through Exchange Programs
Career Connections Miami: A Convergence of Culture, Connection, and Career Growth
Protecting our Environment Through International Exchange
Celebrating Global Connections Through Citizen Diplomacy

Illinois

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Empowering Women Worldwide Through Citizen Diplomacy
Civic Engagement Through Global Outreach
Strengthening Global Health Capacity and Accessibility Through Exchange
Reflecting on Five Decades of International Exchange Experience: A Q&A with Renee Buisker

Iowa

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Emerging Leader Highlights Exchange Opportunities from Iowa to Japan
Empowering Women Worldwide Through Citizen Diplomacy
Civic Engagement Through Global Outreach
From Rural Iowa to the International Community

Kentucky

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How Citizen Diplomacy Shapes the World
100 Years of Citizen Diplomacy in Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky
Women’s Empowerment and its Impact
Two Things Resuming In-Person IVLP Taught Us About International Exchanges

Michigan

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Embracing Diplomacy Through Cultural Heritage
Strengthening Global Health Capacity and Accessibility Through Exchange
How My IVLP Experience Inspired My Career Goals
International Exchange as an Advocacy Tool for Championing Women

Nebraska

Nevada

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Protecting our Environment Through International Exchange
Combating Disinformation Through International Exchange
Advocacy Tools and Strategies from Northern Nevada International Center
Youth Empowerment: IVLP Alum Reflects on the Rise of Youth in Political Engagement

Ohio

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Remembering Three Decades of Citizen Diplomacy  
How Citizen Diplomacy Shapes the World
100 Years of Citizen Diplomacy in Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky
100 Years of Exchange in Cleveland

Oklahoma

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Crafting Community Through Exchange Programs
Message from the 2024 National Meeting Chair
Promoting International Exchange Through Community Engagement
Global Ties Network Hosts 2022 International Women of Courage

South Carolina

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Empowering Women Worldwide Through Citizen Diplomacy
21st Century Changemakers Advancing DEIA In IVLP Programming
International Exchanges and Their Impact on Health and Humanity
Piloting a Return to In-Person IVLP Projects

Texas

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International Exchange Highlights the Power of Partnerships
Global Ties Network Hosts Women of Courage
Lessons Learned About Civic Engagement and its Impact Abroad
Global Ties Network Highlights IVLP Initiatives on Civic and Social Justice
National Program Agencies

National Program Agencies are nonprofits based primarily in Washington, DC that coordinate and implement exchange programs. National Program Agencies work closely with our Community-Based Members to create tailored experiences for exchange program participants of the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP):

 

 

The Office of International Visitors 

The Office of International Visitors (OIV) at the U.S. Department of State is responsible for implementing the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). OIV works closely with the private sector, including the National Program Agencies and Community-Based Members of Global Ties U.S.

Legacy CBMs
  • Legacy Community-Based Members are member organizations that are no longer actively programming IVLP projects. They may be continuing their involvement with the IVLP by being a support to other CBMs, such as by providing home hospitality, resource outreach, and other activities.
  • Geneseo International Area Thanksgiving Program
  • Grand Island Area Council for International Visitors
  • International Center of Syracuse
  • International Relations Council of Riverside
  • Oklahoma City International Visitors Council
  • Paris International Fellowship
  • Wright State University